A computer program of a watershed model for routing storm runoff through a branched system of pipes and (or) natural channels using rainfall as input is described. The model provides detailed simulation of storm-runoff periods selected by the user and a daily soil-moisture accounting between storms. A drainage basin is represented as a set of overland-flow, channel, and reservoir seqments which ,jointly describe the drainage features of the basin. Kinematic wave theory is used for routing flows over contributing overland-flow areas and through the channel network. A set of model segments can be arranged into a network that will represent many complex drainage basins. The model is intended primarily for application to urban watersheds, but may have limited applications to rural watersheds.
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Distributed routing rainfall-runoff model; version II